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Windows blues

Computers have brought a revolution in our lives today, everything is possible now, and we keep waiting for the next version which will obviously be better.  The Commodores were awesome, but they hardly lasted for a while then came the processor led comps – 386, 486, 586 and eventually the Pentium series and the AMD procs.  But what we used as kids was the interface and that was Microsoft’s Windows.  WOW what a creation! I mean the programmers must be so damn satisfied with whatever they’ve punched in, cos the entire world is using their application.

But yet there’s lot said against Microsoft and Bill Gates, come on he is the richest guy alive, so jealousy and bureaucracy will prevail and the skeptics will always be ready to have their say.  I vividly remember the first time I saw Bill Gates on TV, and I kept imagining about his accomplishments and how he must’ve created Microsoft and built everything around it.  He was the richest man on earth then and today after 14 yrs he is yet the richest man alive.  I simply adore this guy for his achievements and applaud him for giving us this wonderful tool (Windows) to help us use the computer.

People say that Linux is better, cos its faster and there are less no of chances that yr comp will get affected by a virus.  Hold on, how many ppl are using linux @ home / office?  Quite less compared to Windows, right?  Then why the heck would a virus be created for Linux users, when a Windows Virus can affect a bigger lot?  There are viruses for Linux as well, Trojans and all, but not as many as for Windows, so that means even Linux is prone to viruses, its just that not many viruses have been created for it.  I really don’t understand the mentality of some people when they say that Windows is nearing its end, now only Linux will prevail!  Ironically these are the same people who learnt the ABC of computers on Windows, cos when they were kids they couldn’t even install Linux!  The first time I installed Linux Red Hat on my system, I must say I was impressed by its features, more so becos it was different than Windows and we have a tendency to like all that’s different/new and whether or not its good, we automatically feel as if it’s the best thing on earth and that we are damn lucky to be using it.  Well I got linux uninstalled soon and the craze died and im back to using Windows J

I didn’t comment on the MAC, ohh im so sorry, it’s another technology marvel and I love the technology at Apple, its awesome.  I love technology and the macs are something like a prized possession, but then again, hardly any users for it, most of them are people who don’t know what a computer is and they go to a comp store and ask for a computer and the sales guy hands over the latest MAC available!

Long post? but I just put in 5 mins for this one J

September 27, 2007 - Posted by | 1


  1. Didn’t knew u liked computers..its like a shock for me..

    Comment by nitin | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. Bore ho raha tha, is liye phek maarna chalu kar diya

    Comment by assemkhan | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. It’s good that there are competitors out there and you make comparisons – May you be heard by a larger group of developers.
    I partially agree with you on ‘Sales Guy Tricks’ recently I bought a Second Hand Nokia N72. The seller sold it after three days of purchase. The sales guy had cheated him with the features of the phone when he wanted a sleek & a lighter phone. But still I would say that the market is largely driven by the demand for a product & only a few succumb to buying things against their will.
    In general most computers are used for surfing Internet (where you need your system security), or for taking backup of you digital cameras, mobile phone etc, or for storing all your audio & video collections, or for playing games. Each of the OS you mentioned can aid you in these task if there’s tools & drivers available for the same. People choose on what they are comfortable with. Some think Mac as feature rich and also as a style statement. Others opt not to think of it that way because of monetary & maintenance concerns.
    Windows got competitors and that ensures us better versions each time. So enjoy your windows!!!

    Comment by Linson Joseph | October 1, 2007 | Reply

  4. Thanks for your comments Linson 🙂

    Comment by assemkhan | October 1, 2007 | Reply

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